A 15-year-old girl in Kenya has shocked many after noting she is willing to sell one of her kidneys to further her secondary education.
Marriet Achieng’ is a partial orphan who lives with her mum in the outskirts of Kitale town, Kenya’s Rift Valley.
The minor registered impressive performance after scoring 404 out of 500 marks in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). However, the lack of school fees is now threatening her ambitions of pursuing secondary education.
Joyce Achieng’, her mother, cannot raise the total amount of school fees required. Joyce is a hairdresser, and the funds she earns are not even enough to meet their basic needs.
“I have no other options on how to raise school fees. What is at my disposal right now is my kidney.
“I’m not worried about the procedure of removing it. My interest is to see that I get my secondary education school fees,” said the student.
Some of Achieng’s colleagues reported to their respective schools on Monday, August 2021. Standard Gazette learnt that several parents accompanied their children to schools for admission.
The government of Kenya had announced a 100 percent transition from primary to secondary school.
1.1 million learners sat for the 2020 KCPE exams, out of which 590,450 or 50.07% of the candidates were boys and 588,742 (49.93 percent) girls.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.